Frank Ocean Settles Lawsuit with Chipotle Out of Court
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.20.2014
Chipotle received payment from Oceanů
Billboard reports that the lawsuit between Chipotle and Frank Ocean has been settled outside of court. Chipotle had previously sued Ocean for over $200,000 earlier this month.
The restaurant chain took issue with Ocean after he backed out of a deal that was worth $425,000 to cover the song "Pure Imagination" for one of their ads. Ocean was paid a $212,000 cash advance for the deal, but after deciding not to go through with the recording, Chipotle asked for him to return their advance payment.
Ocean later posted an image of a cashier's check to his Tumblr page for the exact amount owed, but he added the words "F--- OFF" to the memo. A representative for Chipotle then confirmed a receipt of the ckec, and the one they received didn't have any foul language on it.
Fiona Apple ended up performing the song for the ad.